Obverse, bust of Khosrow I wearing winged
with three merlons, three short diadem ties
crescent in front and surmounted by star and
crescent; Pahlavi script, in the field; double pellet
border with three radiate crescents and stars,
encircling; reverse, two attendants flanking
altar, crescents on their heads; triple pellet
with four radiate crescents and stars, encircling.
In AD 244 the Sassanid Dynasty, the last native
Persian Kingdom to rule Ancient Iran was
established. It was a golden age of Persian
and heightened international trade and
Excavations in China have unearthed gold and
Sassanid coins covering a span of many centuries
until the demise of the empire during the reign
Khosrow I, who came to the throne in AD 531 is
remembered as a great reformer and patron of
arts and scholarship. He is identifiable here by
distinct crown he wears. In other respects, the
perpetrates the established Sassanian formula.
reverse also shows a common theme of
coinage and was symbolic for the Zoroastrianism
religion the Sassanians followed.